THE NETWORK CONNECTOR MR LOO ADRIAN

MARKETING HEAD OF DEPARTMENT FOR UMAC ACCOUNTING NIGHT 2015

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BRIEF INTRO TO OUR HERO

Mr. Loo Adrian is currently in his third year studies as an undergraduate Accounting student at University of Malaya. He is from Kuala Pilah, Negeri Sembilan. Mr. Adrian is an active member of UMAC. To be more specific, he is a senior with piles of experiences especially in Marketing Department. He also has the experience of being the Director for an event under UMAC which is Accounting Student Conference (ASC).

FAIL TO PLAN IS PLANNING TO FAIL.

When he first join UMAC as a member, he was really impressed on how organize UMAC is in organizing an event and how they (UMAC) always emphasized on teamwork. He mentioned that, “UMAC also stressed a lot on planning an event well because after all fail to plan is planning to fail”. He believe that it is very relevant for him to be a member of UMAC because he feels that teamwork will be playing the biggest role in his working life in thefuture. UMAC is the platform for him to travel with lot of betterment especially in teamwork and planning.

GLANCE THROUGH HIS PATH

During his first year, he was very grateful to be able to join as a junior member of Marketing Department for Malaysian Intervarsity Leadership Conference (MILC). During that event he was firstly given the opportunity to communicate and build relationships with various external stakeholders such as those who involved in benefits in kind and also monetary sponsors. He was also given the chance to improve his communication skills. MILC was the prime foundation for him in forming networks with the sponsors, such as UMAC’s yearly supporters the big Accounting firms and also the other organizations from various industries.Mr. Adrian also mentioned that, “during the organizing of an event he came across various challenges starting from risk management concerns to communication, teamwork, foresight and also the ability to solve problems when time is of the essence”. During his third year, he was given the opportunity to play the role as the Head of Department (HOD) of the Marketing Department for UMAC Accounting Night. He mentioned that the experience was breathtaking as he had the privilege to lead a small team consisting of very passionate people who are very energetic and have the mindset to do their best in whatever they do.

MOTIVATING QUOTE

As John F. Kennedy puts it, “ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country”.